Tag: Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

Quotes December 27, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“It’s okay to let go of those who couldn’t love you. Those who didn’t know how to. Those who failed to even try. It’s okay to outgrow them, because that means you filled the empty space in you with self-love instead. You’re outgrowing them because you’re growing into you. And that’s more than okay, that’s something to celebrate.”
Angelica Moone
 
 
 
 
“Ultra independence is a coping mechanism we develop when we’ve learned it’s not safe to trust love or when we are terrified to lose ourselves in another. We aren’t meant to go it alone. We are wounded in relationship and we heal in relationship.”
Rising Woman
 
 
 
 
“Smile at your patterns.”
Tsoknyi Rinpoche
 
 
 
 
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”
Coco Chanel
 
 
 
 
“It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it.”
Hans Selye
 
 
 
 
“We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.”
Joseph Campbell

Quotes December 14, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“There were two classes of charitable people: one, the people who did a little and made a great deal of noise; the other, the people who did a great deal and made no noise at all.”
Charles Dickens
 
 
 
 
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
Joseph F. Newton
 
 
 
 
“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.”
David Benioff
 
 
 
 
“Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here.”
Mariska Hargitay
 
 
 
 
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
Audre Lorde
 
 
 
 
“Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light.”
Spike Milligan
 
 
 
 
“Give up being perfect, for being authentic. Give up the need to be perfect, for the opportunity to be authentic. Be who you are. Love who you are. Others will too.”
Hal Elrod
 
 
 
 
“It’s easy to judge. It’s more difficult to understand. Understanding requires compassion, patience, and a willingness to believe that good hearts sometimes choose poor methods. Through judging, we separate. Through understanding, we grow.”
Doe Zantamata

Quotes November 29, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“If you know the art of deep breathing, you have the strength, wisdom and courage of ten tigers.”
Chinese adage
 
 
 
 
“Intuition is the whisper of the soul.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
 
 
 
 
“No one mentioned until I was in late middle age that—horribly!—my good, helpful ideas for other grown-ups were not helpful. That my help was in fact sometimes toxic. That people needed to defend themselves from my passionate belief that I had good ideas for other people’s lives. I did not know that help is the sunny side of control.”
Anne Lamott
 
 
 
 
“No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future.”
Umar Ibn Al Khattab
 
 
 
 
The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply.”
“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?”
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
“Survival mode is supposed to be a phase that helps save your life. It is not meant to be how you live.”
Michele Rosenthal
 
 
 
 
“Perfectionism is the exhausting state of pretending to know it all and have it all together, all the time. I’d rather be a happy mess than an anxious stress case who’s always trying to hide my flaws and mistakes.”

“No matter what you do, someone won’t be pleased. Someone will think your choices are wrong. And someone will tell you what you should do instead. No matter which path you take, someone will seem to be doing better. Someone will have more than you. And someone else’s life may look more impressive on paper. If you’re being true to yourself, none of that will matter because you’ll have something more satisfying than approval and the illusion of “success”: a life that feels right for you, based on your own wants, needs, values, and priorities.”
Lori Deschene

Quotes November 15, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
Oprah Winfrey
 
 
 
 
“What nine months of attention does for an embryo forty early mornings alone will do for your gradually growing wholeness.”
Rumi
 
 
 
 
“The pain seems so much more difficult than the cookies. But it’s not. The pain covered in cookies becomes pain covered in fat covered in more pain.”
Brooke Castillo
 
 
 
 
“Do your best and be okay with that.”
Ursula Wharton
 
 
 
 
“When it is obvious the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
Confucius
 
 
 
 
“The future never comes. Life is always now.”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
“Guilt is a destructive and ultimately pointless emotion.”
Lynn Crilly
 
 
 
 
“How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.”
Paulo Coelho
 
 
 
 
“When we embrace anger and take good care of our anger, we obtain relief. We can look deeply into it and gain many insights.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.”
Walter Elliott
 
 
 
 
“Putting yourself first is not selfish. Quite the opposite. You must put your happiness and health first before you can be of use to anyone else.”
Simon Sinek
 
 
 
 
“When you are resting because you are worn out, you need to remember that you are not wasting time. You are doing exactly what you need to do. You are recovering.”
Unknown

Quotes October 26, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“Sometimes you get what you want. Other times, you get a lesson in patience, timing, alignment, empathy, compassion, faith, perseverance, resilience, humility, trust, meaning, awareness, resistance, purpose, clarity, grief, beauty, and life. Either way, you win.”
Brianna Wiest
 
 
 
 
“The only person you can now or ever change is yourself. The only person that it is your business to control is yourself.”
Melody Beattie
 
 
 
 
“It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”
Mandy Hale
 
 
 
 
“Don’t use a lot where a little will do.”
Proverb
 
 
 
 
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
Seneca
 
 
 
 
“The one thing you learn is when you can step out of your comfort zone and be uncomfortable, you see what you’re made of and who you are.”
Sue Bird
 
 
 
 
“Never be afraid to try new things and make some mistakes. It’s all part of life and learning.”
Unknown

Quotes October 11, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.”
Viktor Frankl
 
 
 
 
“Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where i end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me freedom.”
Henry Cloud
 
 
 
 
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live.”
Norman Cousins
 
 
 
 
“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”
Brené Brown
 
 
 
 
“Your mind, emotions, and body are instruments and the way you align and tune them determines how well you play life.”
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
 
 
 
 
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
 
 
“If our hearts and minds are so unreliable, maybe we should be questioning our own intentions and motivations more. If we’re all wrong, all the time, then isn’t self-skepticism and the rigorous challenging of our own beliefs and assumptions the only logical route to progress?”
Mark Manson
 
 
 
 
“Sometimes the worst things that happen in our lives put us on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”
Unknown
 
 
“Ironically enough, when you make peace with the fact that the purpose of life is not happiness, but rather experience and growth, happiness comes as a natural byproduct. When you are not seeking it as the objective, it will find its way to you.”
Unknown

Quotes September 25, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.”
Brené Brown
 
 
 
 
“Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.”
Mattie Stepanek
 
 
 
 
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
Rumi
 
 
 
 
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start from where you are and change the end.”
C.S. Lewis
 
 
 
 
“The truth is that there is no such thing as a negative emotion. Emotions only become ‘bad’ and have a negative effect on us when they are suppressed, denied, or unexpressed.” ~Colin Tipping
 
 
 
 
“There is no place so awake and alive as the edge of becoming.”
Sue Monk Kidd
 
 
 
 
“Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do in life. You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don’t…you aren’t.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
 
“If you don’t love yourself, you’ll always be looking for someone else to fill the void inside you, but no one will ever be able to do it.”
Lori Deschene
 
 
 
 
“Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.”
Unknown

Quotes September 09, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”
Pema Chadron
 
 
 
 
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
Sydney J. Harris
 
 
 
 
“Lean into the discomfort of the work.”
Brené Brown
 
 
 
 
“I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
 
 
 
 
“Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.”
Oprah Winfrey
 
 
 
 
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward
 
 
 
 
“I used to dislike being sensitive. I thought it made me weak. But take away that single trait, and you take away the very essence of who I am.”
Caitlin Japa
 
 
 
 
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
C.S. Lewis
 
 
 
 
“Thoughts fuel emotions. If you don’t like what you’re feeling, step back and examine what you’re thinking. Pain is inevitable, but you’ll suffer a lot less if you disengage from your thoughts.”
“Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you’re about to react harshly and you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret.”
Lori Deschene
 
 
 
 

“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.”
“Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.”
Unknown

Quotes August 23, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”
Steve Jobs
 
 
 
 
“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Nelson Mandela
 
 
 
 
“The choice that frees or imprisons us is the choice of love or fear. Love liberates. Fear imprisons.”
Gary Zukav
 
 
 
 
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
Frederick Douglass
 
 
 
 
“If we can see past perceived limitations, then the possibilities are endless.”
Amy Purdy
 
 
 
 
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
“A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself.”
Maryam Hasnaa
 
 
 
 
But it all starts with deciding that you’re done with the painful relationship experiences you are having and that you’re committed to making EPIC LOVE happen.

A love that leaves you feeling appreciated and satisfied.

A love that feels safe.

A love that lets you rise and thrive.

A love I which you feel better than “good enough.”

Decide, choose that kind of love and say yes to yourself.

That’s the first act of real love.
Marlena Tillhon
 
 
 
 

Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.”
Unknown

Quotes August 09, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“The struggle of my life created empathy—I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.”
Oprah Winfrey
 
 
 
 
“Freedom is taking control of the rudder of your life.”
Yukito Kishiro
 
 
 
 
“There remains what seems to be an impenetrable wall of silence around violence, and we must all play a role in breaking this silence.”
Reese Witherspoon
 
 
 
 
“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.”
Timber Hawkeye
 
 
 
 
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
John Holmes
 
 
 
 
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
C.G. Jung
 
 
 
 
“We forget what we want to remember and remember what we want to forget.”
The Road
 
 
 
 
“Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a need. And when we meet that need, rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom.”
Ashleigh Warner
 
 
 
 
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
Jack Kornfield
 
 
 
 
“I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.”
Steven Pinker
 
 
 
 
“Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
“What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.”
Unknown